Community Development

Mission Statement


To provide solution oriented services to the community through the application of professional skills, adopted plans and standards which facilitate the growth of the local economy, enhance the quality of life and preserve the natural environment for current and future generations.

Department Overview


The Department of Community Development and Land Use consists of:
  • Division of Engineering
  • Division of Land Use and Planning
  • Division of Uniform Construction Code
The department oversees the activities of each division which generally includes comprehensive reviews of the zoning codes, processing of land use applications, coordinating and enforcing code compliance, processing construction permits, managing the Capital Improvement Program, managing the townships visions in terms of its planning objectives and master plan goals, and managing all other duties related to zoning, land use, engineering, and construction.

Online Permits and Property Information Portal


Please follow this LINK to Howell Township's online permit and property information portal. A one time registration is required to log in to the online portal